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Harriet Nembhard to Lead Engineering School at Oregon State University

Harriet Nembhard to Lead Engineering School at Oregon State University

Harriet Nembhard was appointed the director of the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University in Covallis. She will also serve as the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering at Oregon State.

The New Dean of the Graduate School at Oregon State University

The New Dean of the Graduate School at Oregon State University

Before coming to Oregon State in 2015 as associate dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Jennifer Dennis served for 11 years on the faculty of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Oregon State University to Digitize Oral Histories of Black Railroad Porters

Oregon State University to Digitize Oral Histories of Black Railroad Porters

The archive includes 29 reel-to-reel tapes of interviews conducted by filmmaker Michael Grice that were used as background for his documentary Black Families and the Railroad in Oregon and the Northwest.

Oregon State University Takes Steps to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Racial Justice

Oregon State University Takes Steps to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Racial Justice

After student protests on the campus of Oregon State University in November, President Edward J. Ray has announced a series of measures to promote diversity, inclusion, and racial justice on campus.

Emory University Professor Resurrects the History of America's Great Black Jockey

Emory University Professor Resurrects the History of America’s Great Black Jockey

Pellom McDaniels III, an assistant professor of African American studies, is the author of a biography of Isaac Burns Murphy, one of the greatest jockeys in horse racing history. Largely due to Dr. Daniels’ efforts, the City of Lexington, Kentucky, recently held a five-day celebration honoring Murphy.

Oregon State University Libraries Partners With a Library at a Nigerian University

Oregon State University Libraries Partners With a Library at a Nigerian University

The “sister” libraries will participate in staff exchanges and research projects. Members of the staff of the libraries will participate in virtual seminars and academic meetings and the two libraries will exchange reference and other library materials.

Rita Dove to Receive the $20,000 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

Rita Dove to Receive the $20,000 Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement

The Stone Award was established in 2011 to highlight the work of the creative writing program at Oregon State University’s School of Writing. Literature, and Film. The award comes with a $20,000 prize. Professor Dove, the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will accept the award next spring in Oregon.

Four Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are George L. Daniels of the University of Alabama, Lawanda Cummings of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, Hewitt W. Matthews of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and Dawn J. Wright of Oregon State University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

University Innovation Alliance Aims to Help Low-Income Students Earn a College Degree

The alliance of 11 large public research universities says that it will test and disseminate proven innovations in education so college and universities across the country can be more successful in retaining and graduating all students, including those from low-income families.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Tilahun Adera Named Provost at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri

Tilahun Adera Named Provost at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri

Dr. Adera, a native of Ethiopia, was the dean of the College of Health and Social Sciences at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Earlier he was a professor of epidemiology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Oregon State Names Its Newest Dormitory in Honor of Its First Black Male Graduate

Oregon State Names Its Newest Dormitory in Honor of Its First Black Male Graduate

William Tebeau enrolled at what was then Oregon State College in 1943. He was not permitted to live on campus. He took a job tending the furnace at a fraternity house in return for a small room in the basement. He earned a degree in chemical engineering in 1948.

Oregon State University Constructing a New Black Cultural Center

Oregon State University Constructing a New Black Cultural Center

The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center at Oregon State University in Corvallis is getting a new home. The original building is being moved to a community garden in the city and a new structure will be built at the current site.

Oregon State Study Finds Communication Is Key in Preventing STDs Among Black Teens

Oregon State Study Finds Communication Is Key in Preventing STDs Among Black Teens

Research at Oregon State University has found that educational and informational programs directed at Black youths can have a significant impact in preventing sexually transmitted diseases.

Dawn Wright Honored by the Association of American Geographers

Dawn Wright Honored by the Association of American Geographers

She is affectionately known on the campus of Oregon State University as “Deepsea Dawn.”